Solar textiles project wins global change award

A proposed process to create a precursor for nylon using solar power, water and plant waste has won a 2017 Global Change Award from the H&M Foundation. Nylon was created accidentally in 1930 and is everywhere today. The thermoplastic material is used primarily for flooring, molded car parts, food packaging and is extensively utilised in clothing. Creating nylon is an energy-intensive process and there is a large demand for it – around 6 million tons

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Solar textiles project wins global change award

A proposed process to create a precursor for nylon using solar power, water and plant waste has won a 2017 Global Change Award from the H&M Foundation. Nylon was created accidentally in 1930 and is everywhere today. The thermoplastic material is used primarily for flooring, molded car parts, food packaging and is extensively utilised in clothing. Creating nylon is an energy-intensive process and there is a large demand for it – around 6 million tons

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